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Affiliation: NASA GSFC/Electrical Engineering Division
Event Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Location: Building 33, Room H114
Time: 12:00 PM
Maniac Talk: How I came to NASA to fix Spacecraft ...
My life, from earliest memories to now, has been spent pondering how things work. This led me into university, to profess physics for decades. But then I came to NASA GFSC, and learned that the best way to be sure about how something works, is to fix it when it's broken. I'll speak of the single tiny incandescent lamp that killed three GOES, and HST gyros running down, and exploding parts in TDRS, and why the Shuttle repeatedly failed to launch, and how these things got fixed by addressing the underlying physics.